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post #691 of 1934

Is it working as usb audio dac with the samsung galaxy s3 ?

post #692 of 1934

Echoing the above question. I wonder if there's a mini->usb cable small enough that you could lay the Dragonfly along the back of a phone for a super low-profile DAC / amp + phone combo. While it lacks the controls of a traditional DAC / amp like the E17 or somesuch, I'm sure Android has apps that provide good mixing / EQ options if needed.

 

Any comparisons of the DF's amp performance?

post #693 of 1934

I still don't get HOW it uses the computer's volume control to control an analog volume control. I'm pretty ignorant here, so please, can someone explain?

 

It looks pretty nice!

post #694 of 1934

I don't know how to differentiate the sound signature of the dac and amp (I have O2/ODAC combo and Dragon Fly that drive my Mad Dog)

But here's what I can say. The DF is an amazing amp/dac. It drives my Sen HD650 at 30% of windows volume and drive my Mad Dog at 50% of windows volume. (100% volume in foobar)

I enjoy the sound from the DF to my 2 cans much more than the O2/ODAC because of it brings out the musical that I can stay back and enjoy listening, while O2/ODAC is so much analytical that I have my focus on the sounds rather than the music. However, I notice the O2/ODAC have smoother high, and bass goes very deep.

The Dragon Fly is a great amp/dac.


Edited by haquocdung - 9/24/12 at 1:13am
post #695 of 1934

How do you remove the dragon fly amp/dac from the laptop?

I dont see the options of unplug it.

I would like to maximize the life span of this little baby.

post #696 of 1934

You grab it with your fingers and pull it out

post #697 of 1934

^As simple as it gets.  If you're worried about the wear on the USB connector, purchase a female USB extension cable.

post #698 of 1934
Quote:
Originally Posted by haquocdung View Post

How do you remove the dragon fly amp/dac from the laptop?

I dont see the options of unplug it.

I would like to maximize the life span of this little baby.

 

As far as I know there's nothing you have to do with the OS before removing the DragonFly. 

You don't have to "Eject" the Dragonfly like you normally would do with a USB flash drive.

Just carefully pull it straight out and you should be good!

post #699 of 1934

Thanks for the info re the D7000's.

A couple more questions; I will need a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter for the DF, are there any sonic differences between the cheap brands and something like the Grado?

Alsocould there be any advantage to geting a USB 3.0 extension cable vs. a USB 2.0? They're only a couple of bucks more.....


Edited by Alexdad54 - 9/24/12 at 1:59pm
post #700 of 1934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexdad54 View Post

Thanks for the info re the D7000's.

A couple more questions; I will need a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter for the DF, are there any sonic differences between the cheap brands and something like the Grado?

Alsocould there be any advantage to geting a USB 3.0 extension cable vs. a USB 2.0? They're only a couple of bucks more.....

 

I don't know about sonic benefits but with the Dragonfly I'd think you would want to get something like the Grado where the 1/4" is on a cable away from the 1/8" jack. Using one of the single piece ones would probably weigh the DF down quite a bit.

post #701 of 1934
Quote:
Originally Posted by haquocdung View Post

I don't know how to differentiate the sound signature of the dac and amp (I have O2/ODAC combo and Dragon Fly that drive my Mad Dog)

But here's what I can say. The DF is an amazing amp/dac. It drives my Sen HD650 at 30% of windows volume and drive my Mad Dog at 50% of windows volume. (100% volume in foobar)

I enjoy the sound from the DF to my 2 cans much more than the O2/ODAC because of it brings out the musical that I can stay back and enjoy listening, while O2/ODAC is so much analytical that I have my focus on the sounds rather than the music. However, I notice the O2/ODAC have smoother high, and bass goes very deep.

The Dragon Fly is a great amp/dac.

 

Try the DF -> O2 -> Mad Dog.  I absolutely loved it with my Thunderpants, just find the DF amp out to be a tad underdriven for the task compared to the O2.

post #702 of 1934

Listening to the Dragonfly straight out to the ATH-W3000ANV's, it sounds pretty darn good.

post #703 of 1934
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Originally Posted by elnero View Post

 

I don't know about sonic benefits but with the Dragonfly I'd think you would want to get something like the Grado where the 1/4" is on a cable away from the 1/8" jack. Using one of the single piece ones would probably weigh the DF down quite a bit.

Thanks, II was looking at the Grado but it doesn't seem to be available here in the GWN (Canada).....

post #704 of 1934
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Originally Posted by Alexdad54 View Post

Thanks, II was looking at the Grado but it doesn't seem to be available here in the GWN (Canada).....

Where in Canada are you located?
post #705 of 1934

Got mine at Bay Bloor Radio in Toronto.  Any place that sells Grado headphones should stock them. There's alway eBay.

 

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Originally Posted by Alexdad54 View Post

Thanks, II was looking at the Grado but it doesn't seem to be available here in the GWN (Canada).....

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